Podtalk: Sophia Wong Boccio of APUC Chicago on Season 18

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CHICAGO – Wednesday, March 20th, will begin Season 18 of Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC), a film festival that has grown and evolved to become a prime cultural influencer. The Founder and Curator of APUC, Sophia Wong Boccio, provides a preview to the new season below. For details, click SEASON 18.

Season 18 screenings will pop up in Chicago, north suburban Evanston and the Alliance Francaise de Chicago. The festival will feature films by region: Canada (March 20); Taiwan (March 23-24); South Korea (March 30-April 3); Japan (April 4-6); India (April 10); and Hong Kong (April 15-21), as well an additional APUC Season 18 “Virtual Festival” (click link, March 23-April 15).

APUC Season 18
Photo credit: AsianPopUpCinema.org

The Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) an annual Asian Film Festival, and the brainchild of Sophia Wong Boccio, founder of Sophia’s Choice. The multi-pronged mission of APUC is cultivating an interest in and understanding of Asian cultures via a diverse offering of multi-country and regional films … connecting the Asian film industry with local Chicago film professionals, educators, and students … and promoting Chicago as a destination for international visitors.

In a Podtalk interview by Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com with Founder and Curator Sophia Wong Boccio of APUC, the highlights are discussed …

In a Video Clip, Sophia pitches the Season 18 APUC experience …

In a another Video Clip, Sophia introduces some Season 18 films …

Trailer, Season 18, Asian Pop Up Cinema …

Season 18 of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) opens with “RU” on March 20th, 2024, at the Alliance Franchise de Chicago, 810 North Dearborn Avenue. For a complete overview and schedule for the rest of the season, which runs through April 21st, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

Editor and Film Critic/Writer

© 2024 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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